Not enough thought typically goes to the type of carpet padding you use, since it merely serves as the underlay cushion for the carpet. However, the right padding can actually help improve the appearance and performance of the carpet. Wool is one of the best materials for carpet padding, especially if it is 100 percent organic. Natural wool carpet padding is hypoallergenic, naturally flame retardant, resilient than synthetic fibers, and acts as a natural insulator. Moreover, it provides a softer feel to the carpet, dampens sound, and makes cleaning more efficient. Here are tips to help you get the best wool carpet padding for your home:
- Find an established retailer that specializes in selling organic mattress products – Some of the best sources for wool carpet padding are retailers that sell organic products, so be sure explore what they offer and consider an established retailer that has been in business for more than a decade. If they sell wool carpets and related items, consider visiting their showroom to view them and to personally feel the texture and quality of the carpet padding.
- Examine the quality of the carpet padding – Wool carpet padding must be naturally pigmented and treated without any harsh and toxic chemicals, which can strip away lanolin, one of organic wool’s most important ingredients. It is lanolin that makes wool unattractive to dust mites, but it is typically stripped away in regular wool that goes through conventional manufacturing and treatment procedures.
- Find out how it is made – Make sure the carpet padding is clean and free of glues, adhesives, and synthetic materials that can catch fire, deteriorate fast, and attract and accumulate dirt and bugs. Look for wool carpet padding that is mechanically needled to a cotton scrim. These materials make the product safer to be placed over tile, wood, or heated floors.
- Determine the size and what comes with it – Wool carpet padding comes in a thickness of 7/16 of an inch and weighs around 40 ounces per square yard. Some retailers can provide the carpet padding with carpet, which typically comes in 25 square yard rolls.
About the Author:
Dennis and Leora Hornick are the owners of the Organic Mattress Store Inc. They started this business in 2004 and within a few years became a big brand store in Pennsylvania and the East Coast, all the way to California.
The Organic Mattress Store Inc. is a well-known organic mattress store in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. They provide mattresses made up of Dunlop Latex, 100% certified organic cotton and pure wool. They are the market leaders in natural and organic mattresses. They have all big brands in their store like Green Sleep, Royal-Pedic, WJ-Southard, and Shepherds Dream for you to come in to try out.
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